You can help the following ways:
Monetary donations. Cheques should be to the Township of Georgian Bay with memo/note specifying the David Milne Legacy Project (all donations $20.00 or over are eligible for a tax receipt).
Volunteer your time, contact us to help in the project (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sponsor one of our David Milne reproductions for a $500 (tax receipted) donation. Your
name or group’s name will be placed on a beautifully framed reproduction of one of 8 Milne
paintings that will be displayed in and around the Township. These paintings are currently on
display in the lobby of the Township office.
The original cottage.
Ron Breckbill, president of the Georgian Bay Township Historical Society accepts a cheque from Marilyn Taylor, president of the Gloucester Pool Cottager's Assn. for the David Milne Legacy Project. The rescued historical building is in the background.
David Milne Legacy Project's Grand Fundraiser
September 22nd 2018
RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTISTS OF THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY - DAVID MILNE 1882-1953
DAVID MILNE ON SIX MILE LAKE FROM 1933-1939
Excerpt from his journal during this time - “If I am allowed to pick my own heaven, this is it.”
"It was October before I began to get ready for building, still fine weather. Every afternoon when I got through painting, I searched the shores, particularly the bays, for building materials, pine logs a foot or so through for sills and joists and smaller straight poles for studding and rafters. I towed these with a canoe then rolled the heavy logs up the steep slope with a rope as I had seen men do in the Adirondacks. There was a lot of driftwood around the lake, even useable planks and boards, and I gathered a great store of spikes and nails and drift bolts.
A year ago last spring I came up here on Six Mile Lake near Severn River and a little over a 100 miles from Toronto. I like it and won’t move until I’m pushed, I have one thing here I have never had before, a work room large enough to see my pictures in and with a fair bit of light. It’s only 12 X16 but the best so far. I am alone in the wilderness which is excellent for battling art problems. This Sunday morning I picked 2 honey pails of blueberries, killed a rattle snake and had a swim."